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Michigan State men's basketball drops to No. 10 in AP poll

December 3, 2018
Sophomore forward Xavier Tillman (23) makes a basket during the game against Florida Gulf Coast University at Breslin Center on Nov. 11, 2018. The Spartans defeated the Eagles, 106-82.
Sophomore forward Xavier Tillman (23) makes a basket during the game against Florida Gulf Coast University at Breslin Center on Nov. 11, 2018. The Spartans defeated the Eagles, 106-82. —
Photo by Anntaninna Biondo | The State News

Though Michigan State men's basketball kicked off conference play with a win at Rutgers this past Friday night, the Spartans fell one spot in this week's AP Top 25 poll to No. 10, after falling to Louisville last week.

The Big Ten again has the most representation in the rankings, with seven teams. Along with Michigan State is No. 5 Michigan, No. 12 Wisconsin, No. 18 Iowa, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 23 Maryland and No. 24 Nebraska. Purdue fell from the rankings after coming in at No. 19 last week, though they did receive 100 votes while Indiana received 13 votes.

The complete AP Poll is listed below.

1. Gonzaga

2. Kansas

3. Duke

4. Virginia

5. Michigan

6. Nevada

7. Tennessee 

8. Auburn

9. Kentucky

10. Michigan State

11. Florida State

12. Wisconsin

13. Texas Tech

14. North Carolina

15. Virginia Tech

16. Kansas State

17. Buffalo

18. Iowa

19. Ohio State

20. Arizona State

21. Villanova

22. Mississippi State

23. Maryland

24. Nebraska

25. Furman

The Spartans host the eighteenth-ranked Hawkeyes Monday night at the Breslin Center. 

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